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text if the car is unplugged what we see is convergence of technology. foreign is part of the ownership experience of a vehicle. >>reporter: smart phone integrate is a big deal for ford ford competitor general motors they make the involvement folks on a budget general motors is trying something a little different. little describes the chevy spark. so-called city car that gets 38 miles gallon the gas engine or around 13,000 dollars. even at that price it has the touch screen designed with one audience in mine. >> young urban item. so customers having the first new job. buying the first place. purchasing their first new vehicle. >>reporter: keep the price down gm left out a lot of the fancy electronic this uses the smart phone as the brain. >> all of this is working off the smart phone. the minute i unplug my phone l it's no longer going to be displayed on the screen. >>reporter: all electric spark is due out next year. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> well still coming up tonight on 7 news at 9:00. we show you some of the latest technology to arrive in silicon valley. gunman st
this dermatologist will check out several small moles on her skin with a noninvasive technology. it promises to cut the number of biopsies she needs. >> it is a screening tool for suspicious looking moles that we want to get a computerized second opinion on. >> the recently approved fda device collects images several layers deep into the skin by combining multiple light waves with the sensor. the result is a multi dimensional look of the individual skin lesions including layers not visible to the naked eye. >> what it does is analyzes the degree of 8 symetry and the disorganization of pigment throughout multiple layers in the skin. >> after the images are acquired, the software uses algorithms to produce a score. >> we know from clinical sud des that the average score for melanoma is about 3.5. if something is 0 or below we know it is almost certainly benign. >> still there are limitations. the device does not currently spot nonmelanoma cancers. he says it is best used as an ed added tool to confirm clinical judgment on questionable lesions. allison comes for regular screenings. ever since her surg
in technology have made survival less stress and we no longer need intelligence to survive. he speculates as mutations in the human brain and erosion in intellectual capabilities he says we probably peaked as hunter gatherers when we were nonverbal. >> we have to multi-task these days you can argue that will make us more intelligent. >> still thinking about that diet drink. >>> next, the sun is setting on the twilight movie series. >> thousands turn out to see the stars in los angeles. ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron and carol called anthem blue cross and found an affordable medicare plan that pays for some costs original medicare won't. now they can keep making memories for years to come. choose from plans offering protection from high out of pocket costs plus include prescription drug coverage with your monthly premium. get the freedom to keep the d
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millions in profits. forget condoms and pill, new technology that can give men a new method of birth control. >> bond is back at the box office and did he ever clean up this weekend. skyfall the latest pulled in $87 million. wreck it ralph came in second. flight, arco and taken 2 is back in the top five. lincoln opened $88,000 per theater three times the average of skyfall. >> you are sai seeing skyfall tomorrow. >> tomorrow. daniel craig. >> that will do it for us at 9:00. i'm ama daetz. for everyone h thanks for joining us. connect at 24/7 at abc7news.com.
-center in the study of virus with us new technology the lab crucials dna and reconstructs genome hoping to spot new mutation allowing virus to evolve into dangerous mutation including bird flu. >> that's really been the big would i are about virus especially this one that you can have a highly path general ick virus that you say jumps into a host species say human and then spread efficiently then can be the cause of very severe deadly pandemic. >>reporter: he says one current project could have immediate impact closer to hom home. the strain that infected patient's at yos mate trying to determine if there's been any evolution near change that would help explain why the outbreak was so tl virus lent and what is ahead is anybody's guest. >> things are so surprising that i'm basically ready for nature to give me another one. the i'm waiting for another curve ball. >>reporter: dr. chu team working on developing new tows diagnose lyme disease. >> critical work. >> we heard of diet soda but new pepsi drink claims it can reduce fat level in your body. pepsi special set to hit the market tomorrow in ja
and technology association says this he says company are going to have to pay more to meet the carbon limits and ultimately those costs will be passed on to consumers and will cost job jobs. >> but there's a distinction between a good cap and trade program that helps california reduce its emission at minimal cost and auction that is designed to extract billions of dollars from industry in our highest wage employer in california and that simply carbon has done. >>reporter: energy institute at berkeley professor says that's just not accurate. >> consume remember probably going to see almost nothing in the next year. >>reporter: he says big energy users like utility, oil compan company, cement manufacturer all been given permit by the stay to comfort carbon they produce. the cap will be reduced over the years but he says there is also a built-in incentive to improve. >> because if you figure out a way to make the cement while emitting fewer green house gas you good tote keep the permit. that means you get to the make money. >>reporter: we asked the big oil refinery in the bay area to weigh i
technologies like lift, side car and pick and go use smart phone apps to connect the riders with drivers. the suit filed seeks class action status for san francisco taxicab drivers. it says the private dispatch service is operating unfairly. uber says the company is in compliance with all laws and will fight the lawsuit. >>> we have seen some of san francisco's iconic landmarks lit up for special occasions for the giants' world series win and red for the 49ers. the san francisco ferry building is glowing blue as a beacon of support on the world diabetes day. landmarks across the world including the empire state building in new york are lit up to raise awareness for the disease that affects 26 million americans. >> that looks beautiful. and it is clear. that will be a different story tomorrow night. >> sandhya patel is here with the incoming rain. >> carolyn and dan, you are going to need the umbrellas before you know it. a chance tomorrow night and a better possibility by friday. here is a look at live doppler 7hd. not much in the way of rain or moisture. it is clear at this hour. other
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